Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Elliot Zaretsky Honored by Long Island Council of the Blind for His Lifelong Dedication to Helping Blind and Visually Impaired People

Lori Scharff of the Long Island Council of the Blind presents MaxiAids' President and Founder Elliot Zaretsky a plaque recognizing his contributions to the blind and low vision community

Elliot Zaretsky, president and founder of MaxiAids Products for Independent Living was honored this week by the Long Island Council of the Blind for his extensive work helping people who are blind or who have low vision live more active, independent lives.

To mark the occasion, Mr. Zaretsky was presented with a plaque that recognizes his "commitment to ensuring the equality of rights, dignity and independence of people who are blind and/or have low vision... by his continued work and support for the population." In addition to printed engraving, the plaque was also imprinted in tactile Braille.

In receiving the award, Mr. Zaretsky spoke about how he originally got into the independent living industry. A pharmacist by trade, he was disappointed by the lack of products available to help his deaf son. He was sure he could make a difference, and founded MaxiAids in 1986 with the goal of making products for the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing and those with special needs more widely available and more affordable.

"Even after all of these years I still go to work every day with the same passion for serving those in the special needs community that I had at the start," he concluded. "And I am happy to say that I believe I am exactly where I was meant to be in life."

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